About your Financial Aid check, and why your address is important!

Information about the disbursal of your financial aid check if you are eligible to receive one, and how to make sure your address is correct.

About your Financial Aid check

Yes, I met the Application Deadline

If you are eligible to receive additional financial aid funds after your tuition and fees are paid, your financial aid check will generally be processed and mailed to the mailing address on file, according to the dates below. However, this is not a guarantee. Students should be prepared for a check delay as long as 2 weeks after the quarter begins and in some cases, even longer.

Disbursement Schedule for 2017-18

  • Summer Quarter: July 3, 2017
  • Fall Quarter: September 13, 2017
  • Winter Quarter: December 28, 2017
  • Spring Quarter: March 28, 2018

No, I didn't meet the Application Deadline

If you are eligible to receive additional financial aid funds after your tuition and fees are paid, but did not complete your financial aid file by the ApplicationDeadline, it is not likely you will receive a check for at least 3 - 6 weeks from the date your file was completed. However, this is not a guarantee, and is dependent on peak processing times.

Other reasons your financial aid check may not be available. Read each reason to determine why your check may not be available the first day.

Your Loan Checks

Loan checks are usually processed and mailed separately from grant aid. This is because LCC is required to obtain approval from the Department of Education before your loan can be disbursed.

If you are owed additional funds after the quarter begins, those checks will be mailed to you as well.

Your Address

LCC must have your current mailing address on file in order to mail your financial aid check.

Update your Mailing Address

Alternatively, update your address in person at the Registration Office.

Be sure to update your full address, including apt. # (if applicable) and zip code. If you live in an apartment your name must be on the mailbox or the postal service will not deliver your check. This is a US Post Office rule and is not controlled by LCC.

You are responsible for keeping your mailing address updated at all times.

Contact Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is conveniently located in the Admissions Center. Financial Aid counters open at 10 am on Fridays.

 Financial Aid Office

Fax: 360.442.2379


Mon - Thur: 8 am - 5 pm*
Fri: 10 am - 5 pm

*Student aides staff the front counter every Wed. from 8 - 11 am and 2 - 5 pm.

Closed on Fridays during summer session (July/Aug).


Use LCC School Code 003782 when completing the FAFSA.

Computers available in the Admissions Center.

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